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Lift technicians may do some or all of the following

  • discuss the client's requirements
  • install lifts and escalators
  • modify circuitry in lifts and escalators
  • monitor performance of lifts or escalators with a computer
  • fix faults in equipment
  • maintain lifts and escalators
  • free people who become trapped.

Lift technicians need to have

  • knowledge of electronics and electrical theory
  • knowledge of mechanics and engineering
  • knowledge of building warrant of fitness requirements
  • maths skills
  • good communication skills
  • organisational and planning skills
  • fault-finding and problem-solving skills
  • computer skills to monitor lift systems and order parts.

Lift technicians need to be

  • careful, responsible and safety-conscious
  • accurate and precise in their repair and maintenance work
  • patient, adaptable and practical
  • able to make decisions quickly.